At least six persons, including two women and a minor girl, were killed and two others critically injured today when a vehicle carrying tourists overturned near Neulapur in the district, police said.
While three persons died on the spot, as many others succumbed to injuries at the Community Health Centre at Badachana. Two critically injured persons were rushed to SCB Medical College Hospital in Cuttack, a police official said.
The mishap occurred when a group of tourists from neighbouring West Bengal were travelling in a vehicle to Puri. The vehicle overturned near Neulapur as the driver lost control while trying to save a cow which crossed the road, the official said.
The identity of the deceased persons is yet to be established, police said.